Friday, May 27, 2016

David and Elsa's Wedding

Last weekend, we celebrated with David and Elsa at their beautiful beach wedding, in Beach Haven, New Jersey, on Long Beach Island. Their ceremony took place on the sand right along the edge of the ocean. It rained the rest of the weekend, so they picked the perfect day for it! 

Elsa grew up on Long Beach Island, which has been a special spot for our family to vacation and take day trips. We have come to know and love Elsa over the past few years. She and David compliment each other so well and make a great pair. Can I just say what an absolutely gorgeous bride Elsa is? Such a natural beauty, inside and out. I admire her bubbly and outgoing personality. She is a teacher, so she knows how to take charge and she knows what she wants. I'm so lucky to have her as my new "sister."

Family and friends came from far and near. Andrew was so happy to be the best man in his little brother's wedding. He won't admit it, but he was nervous about giving the speech at the reception. He did such a great job and shared both funny and sweet words. And he looked mighty handsome! 

The bridesmaids dresses were so pretty! I love that coral color and the style was so elegant! Laura looked beautiful.

My "date" was a handsome little guy in a bow tie. This was Marshall's first wedding! He was a trooper. We managed to keep him entertained until waaaaay past his bedtime. 

We have such beautiful cousins. And we had fun on the dance floor! 

My little family. I wish we had more pictures of the three of us. We were too busy enjoying the festivities to take more photos. 

The reception was at The Boat House, overlooking the water. Such a perfect location. Every detail was so thoughtful and beautiful. I know Elsa and David spent a lot of time planning, preparing and decorating. The flowers with custom wood boxes (made by David and his Dad), the favors, the cake, the cute signs - It was all gorgeous!  

Elsa's parents really know how to dance! Elsa's Dad sang a song for her which was very sweet. 

My nieces were the cutest flower girl and ring bearer! 

 Husband and Wife! Such a beautiful, happy couple.

I don't think there was a dry eye while David danced with his Mom to "Find Your Wings." 

 Someone was getting a little cranky....

Congratulations, David and Elsa! Welcome to the family (officially), Elsa! We are so happy for you and so blessed that we could celebrate your special day. Thank you for making us feel so welcome during our stay and for all your special touches. We love you both so much!

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